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"A great read"

Kate Owens has dreamed of Jake ever since she was a child. Her dreams envision him to be handsome, loving, and friendly, and no real-life man has ever been able to compare.

After Kate's engagement ends, she moves to a nineteenth-century house in New York State, on the shores of Lake Ontario. On her first night in her new home, she goes out onto the Widow's Walk to clear her head and take in the view, and finds Jake instead -- out of her dreams and in real life.

Well, almost real life. It turns out that Jake is a ghost, and Kate's dreams of him are snippets of his life in the early 1900s. His life with a woman named Caitlin. For his part, Jake is convinced that Kate is the reincarnation of his beloved Caitlin, though Kate isn't so sure.

Kate finds herself falling in love with Jake, even if she can't quite believe that she's developing feelings for a ghost. But Jake can become "whole" again, if an ancient family curse is broken. Jake is sure that the reason he comes to the house every year is to find the charms that can break the curse. When Jake sees that Kate is wearing one of the charms, he is even more convinced that she is the reincarnation of Caitlin.

With Kate's help, they search for the second charm. They must overcome the hurdles that are thrown in their path, including someone using dark magic.

I loved this book. I'm used to reading books about past lives where both the hero and heroine have been reincarnated, so for me, this book was a refreshing change. The idea of a ghost coming to life was an interesting one, and I think that it really worked here.

I did, however, feel that the book was too short. The climax felt very abrupt to me, and I thought that the "final battle" ended much too quickly and much too nicely. I also felt that the villain wasn't fleshed out enough. Yes, there were strong hints as to who the villain was, but his scenes felt too short and somewhat simplistic to me, especially since there was the potential for some great conflict and tension.

Regardless, I loved this book and look forward to reading more of this author's titles.

Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted March 13, 2010

SUMMARY
 

Out of Her Dreams
by Dee Lloyd

Awe-struck
December 1, 2008
ISBN #1587496984
EAN #9781587496981
Hardcover
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